Master in Teaching program description
Apply now for admission to the Master in Teaching (MIT) program. The next cohort starts summer session, June 2014. Applications are currently being accepted and are due November 15, 2013. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
The MIT program is for an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in a field other than education and who wants to become a teacher. Students are selected through a careful screening process that seeks those who are not only academically capable but who are especially devoted to the education of children.
The degree is available through a full-time, cohort-based program. When you join the MIT program, you join a group of students who continue through the program together, providing a supportive learning environment.
The MIT program at Washington State University Spokane is an intensive, integrated course of study and field experiences (51 graduate credits) that is completed in 12 months and provides:
- all coursework to meet the state of Washington K-8 certification;
- a Constructivist approach to teaching and learning; and
- a range of diverse-learner experiences.
This graduate degree is delivered from the Washington State University Pullman campus via live, interactive courses broadcast over the Academic Media System (AMS). Some instruction will be live in Spokane and your faculty advisor and clinical supervisor for your internships in the public schools will be Spokane faculty.
Students begin their coursework in summer session, continue with classes and add pre-internship experiences at school sites during the fall semester, do their full-time student teaching (12-week internship) in the spring semester, and complete additional coursework the following summer.
Effective teaching in today's schools requires that teachers draw upon students' social, cultural, linguistic, and academic strengths in the teaching and learning process. In order to accomplish this complex task, teachers must have an understanding of learners, learning and teaching, and be reflective in their practice.
Please note: The secondary MIT students should expect to travel to Pullman in order to complete methods and other classes that are not available in Spokane via interactive video conference programming.
Master in Teaching
Leslie Hall, PhD
Phone: (509) 358-7546
College of Education
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
FAX (509) 358-7933